About As Kneaded Bakery

As Kneaded Bakery is a women-owned and operated artisan bread bakery. As Kneaded's sourdough loaves, French baguettes, challah, and noshes nourish communities across the Bay Area at farmers' markets, independent grocers, restaurants and soon...our very own brick-and-mortar store in San Leandro at 585 Victoria Court. 

 

About ILIANA BERKOWITZ, OWNER & head baker

A Bay Area native, Iliana spent years on both coasts honing her craft in bakeries and restaurant kitchens before deciding in 2016 to build her own bread business--one that would reflect her unique palate, perspective, and passion. After developing an initial fan base through pop-ups and a weekly bread subscription program, known as “Bread Club,” Iliana took the leap to serving wholesale accounts and farmers’ markets. As AKB continues to reach new heights, Iliana's original mission remains the same: Deliver wholesome breads of unparalleled taste, texture, and substance--and a few bread puns every now and then for good measure.

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MEET THE REST OF THE AS KNEADED TEAM

We’re hiring both full-time drivers and bakers to join our growing and fabulous team! Check out the job listings at the links below:

 

AS KNEADED IN THE NEWS

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SAN FRANCISCO MAGAZINE

"The bread's flavor is hearty and robust, with a hint of caramelized sweetness...It'll make you feel like you're at a corner bakery in Paris."

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DIABLO MAGAZINE'S EAST BAY 40 UNDER 40

"Meet the latest wave of inspiring local superstars who are rewriting the rules of the game...[including] Iliana Imberman Berkowitz, owner/head baker at As Kneaded Bakery."

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PALO ALTO WEEKLY

"Inspired by the miche at famous Paris bakery Poilâne, Berkowitz's is a deep brown-and-amber color, dotted with crevasses, air pockets and a sprinkling of white flour. It's chewy, dense and full of flavor."

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SAN MATEO DAILY JOURNAL

"Bread baker Iliana Berkowitz is kneading her way into the community and rising up in the artisan business world."

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SFGATE/SF CHRONICLE

"Instead of brown rice, Pokeatery uses bread from As Kneaded Bakery, which is then topped with a schmear of Hass avocados. From there, diners can build their own dream toast by choosing from a variety of toppings."

As Kneaded breads recently made a cameo appearance in this video produced by our customer, Bianchini's, celebrating their local growers and food purveyors. Check it out!

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EDIBLE SILICON VALLEY

"A good loaf of sourdough can change your world, according to Zavala, and those from As Kneaded Bakery will be the ones to do it."

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DELISH BY PALO ALTO WEEKLY

"As Kneaded Bakery was born as a pop-up...grew to offer a variety of breads that reflect Berkowitz's background -- the classic French baguette, the rustic round miche, challah and others"

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LOVE LOCAL BY BIANCHINI'S

The key to The Best Avocado Toast, according to Bianchini's? "4 thick slices of your favorite As Kneaded bread."